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Specials & Extracurricular Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At Vanderbilt Charter Academy, students can explore their interests, learn new skills, and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities. Learn more about what we offer below. 

Specials

Art supplies Music
PE
Technology
Visual Arts
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Electives

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PE
STEM
Visual Arts

*Not all electives are available for all grades.
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In-School Programs

In addition to specials and electives, Vanderbilt Charter Academy also offers other in-school program activities such as: Peer Mentoring, National Junior Honor Society, and Student Council.

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Technology

We offer one-to-one technology, with each student receiving their own Chromebook.

Athletics

Cross Country

Cross Country

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Volleyball

Volleyball

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Bowling

Bowling

6th - 8th Grade

Boys

Soccer

Soccer

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Learn more about Vanderbilt Charter Academy's athletics program by visiting our athletics website!

Extracurricular Activities

K - 2nd Grade

Extracurricular activities are based on volunteer availability. Please call the school office for more information.
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3rd - 5th Grade

E Sports (5)
Girls on the Run
Total Trek Quest
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6th - 8th Grade

Book Club
Chess Club (7-8)
E Sports
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What Vanderbilt Charter Academy Parents Are Saying

"I love how upbeat and engaging the teachers are at Vanderbilt Charter Academy. They make me feel comfortable knowing my child is in safe hands with teachers who truly care for them."

- Vanderbilt Charter Academy Parent
 

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Events

Vanderbilt Charter Academy hosts a variety of events each year. Some examples of events are:

  • Book Fair
  • Concerts
  • Multicultural Fair
  • Seasonal Dances
  • Talent Show

Field Trips

K - 2nd Grade

John Ball Zoo
Lansing
Mackinac Island
Middle School Camp
Outdoor Discovery Center
Post Farm
Sleep Bear Dunes
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3rd - 5th Grade

John Ball Zoo
Lansing
Mackinac Island
Outdoor Discovery Center
Post Farm
​Sleep Bear Dunes
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6th - 8th Grade

John Ball Zoo
Lansing
Mackinac Island
Middle School Camp
Outdoor Discovery Center
Post Farm
​Sleep Bear Dunes
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NHA Shines: Stanford Study Shows Our Students Surpass Their Peers by 3.5 Months Each Year

A recent Stanford study shows NHA partner-school students continue to outperform their traditional public school peers. They do so by gaining nearly three-and-a-half months of additional learning. NHA also earned the new “gap busters” designation for outstanding progress in eliminating learning disparities for minority and poverty students.

Learn More About Stanford's Study